Ministerial Working Groups of Rinne's Government

Ministerial working groups can be entrusted with the preparatory work on certain matters or sets of related matters.

The government plenary session of 4 July 2019 appointed six ministerial working groups. In its plenary session on 28 November 2019, the Government set up a new Ministerial Working Group on Population Policy.

Ministerial Working Group on Promoting Employment

The Ministerial Working Group on Promoting Employment guides and directs the implementation of the Government Programme in the following areas: employment promotion, labour market issues, and employment legislation.

Composition

Minister of Employment Timo Harakka, Chair
Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari
Minister of Finance Mika Lintilä
Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni
Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo
Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen
Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist

General Secretary: Labour Market Counsellor Kimmo Ruth, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Ministerial Working Group on Climate and Energy Policy

The Ministerial Working Group on Climate and Energy Policy guides and directs the implementation of the Government Programme in the following areas: goal of carbon neutrality, strengthening of carbon sinks, and decision-making on climate and energy policy. Important aspects to be taken into account include social justice and global competitiveness.

Composition

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen, Chair
Minister of Transport and Communications Sanna Marin
Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen
Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä
Minister of Education Li Andersson
Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist

General Secretary: Senior Environmental Adviser Outi Honkatukia, Ministry of the Environment

Ministerial Working Group on Health and Social Services

The Ministerial Working Group on Health and Social Services guides and directs the restructuring of health and social services referred to in the Government Programme, in the manner specified in section 3.6.1 of the programme. It also deals with projects related to the restructuring of health and social services that fall within the mandate of the Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services.

Composition

Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru, Chair
Minister of Local Government and Ownership Steering Sirpa Paatero
Minister of Science and Culture Hanna Kosonen 
Minister of Finance Mika Lintilä
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen
Minister of Education Li Andersson
Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist

General Secretary (organisation and provision of health and social services): General Secretary Päivi Salo, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
General Secretary (financial matters and structure of self-government): Senior Ministerial Adviser Tanja Rantanen, Ministry of Finance 

Ministerial Working Group on Competence, Education, Culture and Innovation

The Ministerial Working Group on Competence, Education, Culture and Innovation guides and directs the implementation of the Government Programme in the following areas: raising the level of education and competence, reducing differences in learning outcomes, and increasing equality in education.

Composition

Minister of Education Li Andersson, Chair
Minister of Employment Timo Harakka
Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen
Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni
Minister of Science and Culture Hanna Kosonen 
Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo
Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson

General Secretary: Ministerial Adviser Iiris Patosalmi, Ministry of Education and Culture

Ministerial Working Group on Child and Youth Policy

The Ministerial Working Group on Child and Youth Policy guides and directs the implementation of the Government Programme in the implementation of the child and youth policy goals.

Composition

Minister of Science and Culture Hanna Kosonen, Chair
Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen
Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen
Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist

General Secretary: Project Manager Katja Bergbacka, Ministry of Education and Culture

Ministerial Working Group on Internal Security and Strengthening the Rule of Law

The Ministerial Working Group on Internal Security and Strengthening the Rule of Law discusses matters relating to the development of judicial administration, prevention of exclusion, prevention of over-indebtedness, and realisation of fundamental rights.  It also discusses matters of internal security and asylum and refugee policy.

Composition

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson, Chair
Minister of Local Government and Ownership Steering Sirpa Paatero
Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo
Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen
Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen

General Secretary: Head of Unit Venla Salmi, Ministry of Justice

Ministerial Working Group on Population Policy

Prime Minister Antti Rinne, Chair
Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni, Vice-chair
Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru
Minister of Science and Culture Hanna Kosonen
Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo
Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen
Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson

A general secretary for the ministerial working group will be appointed by the government in plenary session at a later date.